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Fire department labour ruling raises questions - What does it take to get fired if you work in a public-sector unionized environment? That's a logical question that comes up after reading the story of a Hamilton firefighter who publicly called a... Read more >
Wasaga Beach firefighters have their hands full - Department is summoned to highest percentage of medical calls in county.The Wasaga Beach Fire Department is summoned to an unusually high percentage of medical calls because of the community... Read more >
Brock, Ramara fire crews make man’s wish a reality - John Boss dreamed of being a firefighter. ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES John Boss, centre, is pictured with Brock Township Fire Chief Rick Harrison, left, and Scugog Township Fire... Read more >
Fire service won’t risk firefighter safety to save animals that have gone through the ice Fire chief says there have been too many incidents of ice rescues involving deer; sometimes nature must take its course... Read more >
Raising revenue to support changes to 911 answering system - Legislative changes affecting public safety answering points (PSAP) across Canada are aimed at ensuring more citizens have easy access to 911 services. But rolling out the technological... Read more >
Service calls climb for Orangeville Fire Department - Calls for service to Orangeville’s fire department heated up in 2014, but the increase isn’t breaking records. Last year, the fire department responded to 1,377 calls for service, an... Read more >
Snow-blocked furnace vents lead to carbon monoxide poisoning for Bowmanville couple - Clarington fire chief issues warning after residents sent to hospitalClarington fire chief issues warning after residents sent to hospital... Read more >
Sudbury city council hears of big changes coming to fire, ambulance - Fire and ambulance service in Greater Sudbury could look very different by the end of the year. Chief of Emergency Services Tim Beadman told city council during his... Read more >
Timmins fire budget up by less than one per cent - The Timmins Fire Department is seeking an overall budget increase this year of less than $50,000, which works out to an increase of less than one per cent of the total budget of $6.5-million. The... Read more >
Walkerton deputy fire chief celebrates 40 years of service - Walkeron deputy fire chief Glen Wilhelm said it’s a love for the community and a desire to give back that have kept him volunteering on the fire department for 40 years. Wilhelm, who... Read more >